New Poll Asked Whether Senate Should Expel Bob Menendez If Convicted

Some of Trump’s advisers commissioned a new poll to determine how people feel about Bob Menendez, the New Jersey Senator on trial for corruption and bribery. Specifically, should he be ejected from the Senate if convicted.

It’s bad news for Bob.

The Observer reported:

Trump Advisers Poll Whether Senate Should Expel Menendez If Convicted

Some of President Trump’s top campaign advisers are taking aim at Sen. Bob Menendez, the Democrat standing trial on corruption charges.

America First Policies, one of several outside groups established this year to support Trump’s agenda, commissioned a poll that found 71 percent of New Jersey likely voters for the 2018 midterms said the Senate should expel Menendez if convicted. Nationwide, 75 percent of respondents agreed, according to the poll.

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Expelling Menendez from the Senate would be a colossal task, requiring 67 votes, or two-thirds, in a chamber currently split between 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats.

But expulsion may end up as the only ticket Republicans have at gaining a crucial Senate seat before the 2018 elections.

The trial is expected to run through November. New Jersey Democrats and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have declined to say Menendez should resign if convicted — and there’s a possibility that the embattled senator could hang on to his seat, at least for a few months, if the jury found him guilty.

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Hey, he can always just get a job with CNN or MSNBC, right?


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